The son of Jerry Lee Lewis has been evicted from the DeSoto County ranch in which his rock ‘n’ roll legend father lived most of his adult life in.
Although the ranch was technically owned by the children of Lewis’ brother-in-law and manager Cecil Harrelson, Jerry Lee Lewis III continued to argue after his father’s October death that he had rights to the home he grew up in.
“Nearly 50 years of the Jerry Lee Lewis legacy was removed from the property on Malone Rd. yesterday when we handed over the keys to our family home,” Lewis III wrote in a statement. “The place where I grew up in is no longer our home and our Dad’s legacy. It’s now property that will, unfortunately, be sold off without our input or decisions and contrary to my understanding of my father’s wishes.”
Following the eviction of Lewis III, Harrelson’s children have announced that they are planning to sell the home to someone “who has a vision for the property that will honor Uncle Jerry’s legacy.” The 4,500-square-foot ranch is expected to hit the market for north of $700,000.
Jerry Lee Lewis, originally born in Ferriday, La., lived the bulk of his life in Mississippi. Infamously dubbed “The Killer,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer put The Lewis Ranch in the name of Harrelson to protect it from not only the IRS but a series of ex-wives.
Lewis passed away at the age of 87 after suffering from various illnesses and injuries.